Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

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Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:38 am

Looking to get more freeze dried shrimp and blood worms. Any recommendations for stores and brands? Only had Petsmart around me and they have Flukers Medley treat for aquatic turtles ($8.49 for 1.5oz), Flukers freeze dried shrimp ($9.99 for 1oz) and zoo med red shrimp ($11.99 for 5oz).


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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:04 am

All of those are safe. You can also use frozen which are used for fish as well. From what I understand, use a spoon when handling bloodworms, as soon people can have a bad reaction to them


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Post by cherryflamez » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:24 am

Do you have access to a walmart at all? They carry a very inexpensive dried shrimp food (I pay $1.67 a jar for it). I will take a pic of it and post the specifics when I get home

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Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:52 am

Great! Thanks GotButterflies and cherryflamez:) Appreciate ur help!!


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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:53 am

cherryflamez wrote:Do you have access to a walmart at all? They carry a very inexpensive dried shrimp food (I pay $1.67 a jar for it). I will take a pic of it and post the specifics when I get home

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Actually, yes! I have a Walmart down the street from me. I would prefer to buy from Walmart rather than Petsmart :) Is there a particular section in Walmart I should look?


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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Nate the great » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:04 pm

Look in the fish section; all of the single ingredient foods are acceptable sources of protein (and I am using most of them).

I ise the All Living Things turtle medley with my hermit crabs; it's a diverse source of protein and makes for a great base for food mixes.
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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:31 pm

Nate the great wrote:Look in the fish section; all of the single ingredient foods are acceptable sources of protein (and I am using most of them).

I ise the All Living Things turtle medley with my hermit crabs; it's a diverse source of protein and makes for a great base for food mixes.
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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Crabinski » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:54 pm

The dried shrimp that Walmart carries is Wardley's -- it's about $3 for a canister and is great for both serving "as is" or grinding up to add to a dry mix. Either way, the crabs love it!

Walmart also carries Tetra freeze-dries bloodworms for under $5. As @GotButterflies mentioned, allergic reactions to bloodworms is quite common so either carefully shake out the bloodworms into the feeding bowl or use a small plastic spoon that can be dedicated to the bloodworms. If I've added bloodworms to their food, when I clean out the food bowl I'll first use a tissue or paper towel to wipe it out over the garbage just to make sure I'm not coming directly into contact with any possible remnants.
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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Kermie16 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Awesome, thanks Crabinski!!


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Post by kieagcarm » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:05 pm

I just bought both those things crabinski, curious why I need to be so cautious with the blood worms?

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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by NLindsey921 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:08 pm

Some people have allergic reactions to the blood worms.

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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Rawrgeous » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:36 am

You can also quickly develop an allergy to them if you have a lot of exposure. They are just one of those things that us hoomans don't do well with. The crabs love em though.

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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by cherryflamez » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:07 pm

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This is the stuff I get. It's kinda hiding in with the fish food at walmart

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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by Nate the great » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:29 pm

Interesting. I didn't know Walmart carried hermit crab food.

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Re: Dried shrimp and bloodworms?

Post by kieagcarm » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:37 pm

Nate the great wrote:Interesting. I didn't know Walmart carried hermit crab food.

(just a second while I check the ingredients)
I just bought the same stuff, it's 100% shrimp only.

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